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maxim[3][22] = "In order to preserve their purity, young men should frequent the Sacraments, and especially confession.";
 
maxim[3][22] = "In order to preserve their purity, young men should frequent the Sacraments, and especially confession.";
 
maxim[3][23] = "We must never trust ourselves, for it is the devil’s way first to get us to feel secure, and then to make us fall.";
 
maxim[3][23] = "We must never trust ourselves, for it is the devil’s way first to get us to feel secure, and then to make us fall.";
maxim[3][24] = "We ought to fear and fly temptations of the flesh, even in sickness, and in old age itself, aye, and so long as we can open and shut our eyelids, for the spirit of incontinence gives no truce either to place, time, or person.";
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maxim[3][24] = "We ought to fear and fly from temptations of the flesh, even in sickness and in old age itself--indeed, just as long as we can still open and shut our eyelids--for the spirit of incontinence gives no truce either to place, time, or person.";
 
maxim[3][25] = "Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us in order to supply us with all we need, even giving Himself to us through His hard and ignominious death upon the cross.";
 
maxim[3][25] = "Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us in order to supply us with all we need, even giving Himself to us through His hard and ignominious death upon the cross.";
 
maxim[3][26] = "One of the most efficacious means of keeping ourselves chaste is to have compassion for those who fall through their frailty, and never to boast in the least of being free, but with all humility to acknowledge that whatever we have is from the mercy of God.";
 
maxim[3][26] = "One of the most efficacious means of keeping ourselves chaste is to have compassion for those who fall through their frailty, and never to boast in the least of being free, but with all humility to acknowledge that whatever we have is from the mercy of God.";
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maxim[5][26] = "Let us strive after purity of heart, for the Holy Spirit dwells in candid and simple minds.";
 
maxim[5][26] = "Let us strive after purity of heart, for the Holy Spirit dwells in candid and simple minds.";
 
maxim[5][27] = "The Holy Spirit is the master of prayer, and causes us to abide in continual peace and cheerfulness, which is a foretaste of Paradise.";
 
maxim[5][27] = "The Holy Spirit is the master of prayer, and causes us to abide in continual peace and cheerfulness, which is a foretaste of Paradise.";
maxim[5][28] = "If we wish the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray, we must practise humility and obedience.";
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maxim[5][28] = "If we wish the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray, we must practice humility and obedience.";
 
maxim[5][29] = "The fruit we ought to get from prayer is to do what is pleasing to the Lord.";
 
maxim[5][29] = "The fruit we ought to get from prayer is to do what is pleasing to the Lord.";
 
maxim[5][30] = "A virtuous life consists in mortifying vices, sins, bad thoughts, and evil affections, and in exercising ourselves in the acquisition of holy virtues.";
 
maxim[5][30] = "A virtuous life consists in mortifying vices, sins, bad thoughts, and evil affections, and in exercising ourselves in the acquisition of holy virtues.";

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Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Maxims from September 7 and 8
To obtain the protection of our Blessed Lady in our most urgent wants, it is very useful to say sixty-three times, after the fashion of a Rosary, “Virgin Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.”
When we make this prayer to our Blessed Lady, we give her every possible praise in the least possible compass, because we call her by her name of MARY, and give her those two great titles of Virgin, and Mother of God, and then name JESUS, the fruit of her most pure womb.